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Car is begining to stall while being driven.

Car is begining to stall and dies down while being driven. It is a 2001 Ford Focus and has 80k miles.

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Are you getting a check engine light? If so have the local parts store tell you what its complaining about. My bet is a cylinder missfire. I am having the same problem as are countless other people on the net. I have changed my plugs, wires, ignition coil, fuel filter...etc. timing and tuneup are also likely fixes if you have not had it done at 80k. Need more info from you to help diagnose.

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